Tinlin “Shades of the Shadows”
CD Review 08/01/2013
I’ve been listening to Tinlin’s latest release “Shade of the Shadows”
for a couple of months now I would share my opinion with our
As you know we’ve reviewed Tinlin’s earlier efforts on this site and
this new title elevates their music to a new level.
Still present are their tight harmonies, individual style and infectious
melodies but this new album takes the Tinlin style even further.
Intricate lines, meaningful lyrics and sparingly added instruments
combine to make an elegant soundscape.
The album brings us songs like “In These Arms” with its melancholy
cello adding to the basic Tinlin sound together with interwoven
Or “Play the Game” with its tranquil revolving hook and stand
out harmonies sung in fifths.
Then “Find a way” takes us way with its mellow electric piano
and Bossanova inspired rhythm leading to the feel good chorus.
And then you get to the to the last song and wait there is one extra
bonus, keep listening and there is an almost eerie version
of “Red Wine State of Mind” to finish off a superb
A great afternoon to relax by and let your cares float away.
By Ernest H Slade